Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven

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Yale University Art Gallery displays art from nearly all cultures, but it's most famous for its collection of early Italian paintings, African sculptures, and modern art. Located in several buildings on the university campus, the gallery also houses world-renowned collections of American decorative and fine arts from as far back as the 17th century. Of particular note is the small collection of rare American silver. Opened in 1832, the gallery recently underwent renovations to connect three separate galleries while maintaining their distinct architectural styles; it reopened in 2012. Yale University Art Gallery is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, New Haven Edition.
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  • Visited the Yale Art Gallery as an opening event of a business meeting. We had a tour guide who showed us his top picks since we only had an hour. We saw Monet, Manet, Picasso, Pollock, Matisse and so...  more »
  • Read lots of great review, but was really surprise at the enormous art collections on displayed. There are 4 floors, three floors are the the permanent exhibitions, the top floor is for the changing e...  more »
  • The Yale University Art Gallery has the most incredible collection-- from ancient to Renaissance, Baroque to Surrealism and Pop to contemporary (and all other movements in between). Wonderfully curate...  more »
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  • What a great experience. Had fun studying some of the paintings and sculptures. Also make sure to buy some postcards. Also they have great photography books on sale. Overall it was a really fun experience. And the whole area is great too walk around and explore.
  • I had a great time here. I think it’s worthy to spend some times here for the abundant collections. There is no admission fee which is quiet nice(You need to pay a lot for museums in Harvard University).
  • The children and staff at the Town of Stratford - South End Community Center really enjoyed. The Art Gallery on Thursday. At first we were a bit discouraged because our tour guide was cancelled last minute but the self guided tour we did was perfect and the guards in each exhibit were very kind to our children and helpful. We will definitely be bringing the children back soon .
  • Can't beat free admission. Lots of Picasso and Van Gogh. Hopper and whatnot. I always liked the furniture section. I miss the corner chair - you know the one, it's made for a corner. Haven't seen it in years.
  • An enjoyable experience - good collections, beautiful architecture and space. Certain windows give you a view of the old campus. I would usually stroll through different sections in multiple visits. Free entry.

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